Join Indigo

It's fun with a purpose.

Group photo of Indigo membersCoburn Place’s Young Professionals Engagement Committee, Indigo, is a group of young advocates who serve as a support network for Coburn Place, Indiana’s largest and most comprehensive provider of transitional housing and supportive services for survivors of interpersonal abuse. Indigo serves as an advisory board and engagement network for 20- and 30-somethings connected with Coburn Place’s mission. Members organize and host fundraising events, volunteer and cultivate and connect the next generation of leaders and advocates to Coburn Place.

Meet Our Board

Olivia Hawbaker, Chair
Julia Thorpe, Co-Chair
Lauren Violi, Secretary
Zoe Pittman, Marketing Co-Chair
Allie Troutman, Marketing Co-Chair
Emily Shrock, Past Chair
Erin Wuertz, Staff Liaison

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you want to know about Indigo.

What does it take to become a member of Indigo?

To become a member, we want you to:

  • Attend volunteer orientation.
  • Attend the majority of regularly scheduled meetings – eight per year.
  • Complete 10 volunteer hours yearly outside of meetings and events.
  • Make a personal contribution to Coburn Place. We suggest a monthly donation. This can be just $5 a month – any amount adds to the whole!
Do I need special training to volunteer with Indigo?

The only thing that we ask is you take part in volunteer orientation so that you can learn about Coburn Place and how to work with the residents.

When does Indigo meet?

Indigo meets once a month on the second Wednesday of the month from 6 to 7 p.m. Due to COVID, we are meeting virtually, but we typically meet in person.

What kind of events does Indigo host throughout the year?

Indigo hosts several events including:

  • Spiked Lemonade Sale – A fun happy hour event held at Hotel Tango to raise funds for kids at Coburn Place for back-to-school supplies. This is in connection with the Lemonade Stand fundraiser.
  • Fun Fest – A fall festival for the kids of Coburn Place and kids from the community being served by other organizations supporting survivors and their families.
  • Give-Back Nights – A partnership with local restaurants and organizations to have a percentage of their sales come back to Coburn Place.
What are the volunteer opportunities like?

Monthly volunteer opportunities this year vary due to COVID. These can include setting up an apartment for a new resident, sorting donations, assisting with events and more! Other opportunities include:

  • Work at the Lemonade Stand on the Circle – Each year in the summer, Coburn Place kids host a Lemonade Stand to raise funds for back-to-school shoes and more.
  • Volunteer at Empower Hour – A Coburn Place event to educate the community about issues around interpersonal abuse, raise awareness of Coburn Place’s mission and network with like-minded people.
  • Participate in the Race Away from Domestic Violence.
How do I sign up?

If you have questions or are interested in joining Indigo, email Olivia Hawbaker or Julia Thorpe.